Santa María de la Victoria Basilica was built at the beginning of the 16th century in the same site where Ferdinand and Isabel, the Catholic Kings, stayed during the Málaga invasion in the Reconquista. It was initially a shrine, and then the Count of Buenavista financed a Baroque church at the site in the 17th century.
The Basilica, only 500 metres from Plaza de la Merced, is one of the city?s oldest churches dating back to 1487. You can also find the city?s Patron Virgin: the Virgen de la Victoria, our Lady of Victory.
Nonetheless, the highlight of this church is the pantheon and crypt dedicated to the Counts of Buenavista, which is one of the best examples of the Andalusian Baroque architectural style.